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Show 201 - Crazy about Stitching

Featuring: Judith Baker Montano

Posts On: January 7, 2008

Judith Baker Montano, queen and master crazy quilter, shares fun ways to enhance fabric photo imagery using multiple threads, ribbons and embellishment techniques. In addition, Judith takes us on a field trip to her fabulous home and outstanding garden. The show also includes a visit from Bob Purcell, our resident Thread Guy, who demystifies the difference of cotton and poly thread.

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Judith Baker Montano

From Chapter One:

Alex demonstrates knotless redwork, stitching and ending a knot.

From Chapter Two:

Judith Baker Montano joins Ricky on the set and demos how she transfers her images to paper and fabric. Then, Judith shows Ricky how to make a ribbon rose.

From Chapter Three:

Ricky offers a tip about how to store your quilts. After, TQS takes a visit to Judith’s home and garden to learn more about her. Back in the studio, Judith shows off some of her work and then takes questions from the audience with Alex and Ricky.

From Chapter Four:

Bob Purcell of Superior Threads demystifies cotton vs polyester thread.

After Set:

Judith, Alex, and Ricky take the time to answer more important questions submitted by the audience.

Products and Artists Mentioned:

Judith Baker Montano’s books: (C&T Publishing)

  • The Crazy Quilt Handbook
  • Elegant Stitches
  • The Art of Silk Ribbon Embroidery
  • Floral Stitches: An Illustrated Guide to Floral Stitches
  • Judith Baker Montano: Art & Inspirations

Judith Baker Montano’s Videos:

  • Judith Baker Montano's Landscapes
  • Judith Baker Montano Teaches You Crazy Quilting (DVD)


  • Radiance – silk cotton blend / Robert Kaufman
  • Baroque – Cotton Velvet / Robert Kaufman
  • Ornamentations by Judith Montano – cotton / Robert Kaufman



  • Sakura Pigma Micron Pen – size 5
  • Water Color paint – Windsor Newton in tubes
  • Water Color Pencils – Derwent
  • Chenille Needles

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